Look in your bathroom cabinet, drawer, or peek into wherever you store your menstrual products. Ask yourself Marie Kondo’s iconic question: Do these items spark joy? I asked myself that same question a few years ago and the answer was a definitive no. So I made the switch to reusable period products. Now, I spend less money on period supplies and produce less environmentally harmful waste. If you’re considering making the switch too, this blog series will give you the unfiltered truth about menstrual products.
First up: Menstrual cups!
Menstrual cups have many similarities to tampons. You fold them up, slide them into your vagina, and they create a seal that catches your menstrual blood. Simply pull the cup out when you’re ready to change it (at least every 12 hours), dump the blood, rinse the cup out with soap and water, and then reinsert. In between cycles, you can boil your cup to more thoroughly clean it.